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Posts Tagged ‘ peripheral arterial disease ’

SJRMC/Plymouth Wound Healing Center Offers Information During Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month in September

September 17, 2010
SJRMC/Plymouth Wound Healing Center Offers Information During Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month in September

Although commonly associated with the heart and brain, artherosclerosis can affect a body right down to its toes.  Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, occurs when blood vessels in the legs are narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits decreasing the flow of oxygen. “According to the National Institutes of Health, one in every 20 Americans...
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